I wish I had more time for words, but that would mean less time for sleep…
Worked on the storybook for Adelante in between trying to exit from all my programs to enroll in Seedme full-time my last six months here. Phew, it’s hard to believe my year is halfway over now.
Got to Skype with Nicole tonight, it was great to catch up and see how life back home has been going since she left CO…
I’m currently reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver. It’s so good.
An Amish man sums up his position on technology in one word: boundaries. “The workhorse places a limit on the size of our farms, and the standardbred horse-drawn buggy limits the distance we travel. This is basically what we need. This is what keeps our communities healthy.” It makes perfect sense, of course, that limiting territory size can yield dividends in appreciation or what one already has, and the ability to manage it without debt. The surprise is to find whole communities gracefully accepting such boundaries, inside a nation that seems allergic to limitations, priding itself instead on the freedom to go as far as we want, as fast as we can, and buy until we run out of money—or longer if we have credit cards.
Wow. Need I sum that up anymore than Kingsolver has done?
I’m trying to be more mindful of where I’m getting my food. Of what I’m putting into my body. And how to support the local community.
On the other hand, her remarks are a contrast to my desire to travel and become involved with the world on a larger scale. It’ll be interesting to see how to balance the two down the road.
The future is certainly in our own hands—and our bodies.
Tomorrow morning Anna and I are waking up at 5:15 to bike to the gym for the Core Circuit Training class. Back at it—hopefully for real this time.